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Nathan Boland

  • Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
  • Whitman College
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Research interests

Aquatic and Environmental Chemistry. Analytical Chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry. Organic Chemistry. Using physical organic and inorganic chemistry approaches to improve our ability to predict the fate of contaminants in environment.

About

I am an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. I teach General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis and Chemical Equilibrium. My research goals are to develop structure-reactivity relationships to predict the dynamics of metal and chelating agent speciation in soils and develop capillary electrophoresis methods to explore the kinetics and mechanism of governing reactions. During graduate school, I worked with Dr. Alan Stone at The Johns Hopkins University Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. My research deployed capillary electrophoresis methods to explore how differences in the structure of metal-binding molecules (chelating agents and siderophores) affect rates of heavy metal (especially nickel) mobilization in aquatic environments. Before starting my Ph.D. I taught high school chemistry as a Teach For America Corps member in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (US). During the three years I taught, I experienced first-hand the inequities in public education. I hope to draw on my experience with Teach For America to create research and educational opportunities for high school students from under-represented groups and their teachers.

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Publications (12)

Rates of nickel(II) capture from complexes with NTA, EDDA, and related tetradentate chelating agents by the hexadentate chelating agents EDTA and CDTA: Evidence of a ?semijunctive? ligand exchange pathway

  • Boland N
  • Stone A
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2017)
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Influence of Lewis base identity on rates of ligand exchange

  • Nelson T
  • Boland N
Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society (2014)
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Influence of ligand rigidity, Lewis Base connectivity, and steric hindrance on rates and pathways of nickel capture

  • Boland N
  • Stone A
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (2012)
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GEOC 27-Chelating agent capture of nickel in heterogeneous media: Structure-reactivity relationships

  • Boland N
  • Stone A
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (2009)
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Exploratory geochemistry summer research program: Creating opportunities for underrepresented high school students and their teachers

  • King D
  • Boland N
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (2003)
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Whitman College

July 2012 - Present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemsitry

University of Puget Sound

August 2011 - June 2012(10 months)

Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University

June 2004 - August 2011(7 years)

Teach For America Corps Member, Chemistry Teacher

Scotlandville Magnet High School

August 2001 - May 2004(3 years)

Education history

Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry

Johns Hopkins Univeristy

June 2004 - August 2011(7 years)

B.A. Chemistry A.C.S.

Colby College

September 1997 - May 2001(4 years)